In 2016, Paris was voted the city most people would want to visit for 24 hours if money were no object, which is completely understandable given everything that it has going on over the coming year. But be warned, trying to fit the whole city into a day will squeeze the fun right out of it. Much better to soak up the atmosphere of one little patch, like trendy Belleville.
This boutique hotel just off the Rue de Belleville is the chicest place to stay in the neighborhood. The long-abandoned building has been totally and thoughtfully renovated. Each of the 30 bedrooms is warmly decorated and features a few unique touches. The bar and lounge have a slightly industrial feel, reflecting the area’s working class roots, and both are flooded with light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Without a doubt, the Hôtel Scarlett is the perfect relaxing base from which to launch your 24-hour exploration.